I'm no fan of Rep. Peter King (R-NY) who has done a lot of things that are disgusting too, but I have to say I agree with him on this issue. This morning he once again lit into Marco Rubio's hypocrisy on voting against aid in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in spite of Rubio's attempt to "quietly" fill up his pockets courtesy of Wall Street donors around the same time. Rubio was happy to ask for aid when it suited him in Florida, but only when the beneficiaries were big businesses. He had little interest in helping average Floridians who need aid at the time.
"My relationship with Congress will never be the same again. They made us wait 90 to 100 days to give the most basic human aid that is required. It's absolutely disgraceful," King said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "And when I see these Republicans, we slap each other on the back, all the camaraderie, 'hey, we're great friends.' All I know is there were people who were close to dying in my district and no one gave a damn."
The fiery New York lawmaker then accused Republicans of engaging hypocrisy for voting against Sandy aid and then leaning on northeastern donors — and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) — to raise money. King singled out Rubio, who quietly courted Wall Street donors earlier this year. In February, King said Rubio had some "balls" to seek cash from New York donors after voting against Sandy relief, and on Friday the congressman continued to take the Florida Republican to task.
"And by the way, guys like Marco Rubio in Florida. All the money that your people have gotten in Florida over the years from every hurricane that came along," King said. "And this guy has the nerve to vote against money for New York and then come up here and try to raise money. You know, he can forget it."